Dow Mini Training Room

Welcome to the Room

If you want to develop your day trading skills in the E-mini Dow futures market, our Dow Mini Training Room is the place for you. Here, you do not have to transfer chart settings from other markets or wonder whether the concepts and methods presented will perform well.

For maximum benefit, you should possess a basic understanding of technical analysis and some familiarity with day trading. Since the material in our book serves as a foundation for training, we require that you purchase the THIRD EDITION of Day Trading the Dow Mini: A Practical Guide for Market Participation (2021) prior to registration for our training services below. Check back Monday-Friday for frequent book discounts.

Think of our training room as a community of Dow Mini traders. We welcome people who are committed to learning on a long-term basis and becoming more proficient at trading E-Mini Dow futures. Read what participants say about our services on the testimonials page.

Charting Software

Clients are welcome to use any charting software that suits their interests. The chart settings described in our Dow Mini book work best with Ensign Charting Software, but can be employed generally in most standard charting packages. To maintain broad appeal among Dow Mini traders, we do not use proprietary indicators in our book or training.

We are enthusiastic users of Ensign Software. This software contains some desirable features that cannot be found among competitors for the low monthly fee assessed to customers. (Full disclosure: We are not compensated by the company for our comments. Our view is based upon the positive experience that has emerged from longstanding use of the software.)

Ensign can be powered with live data in two ways. First, data may be obtained for free or at a reduced cost from brokerage firms that connect to Ensign. Transact Futures, Ninja Trader, Cannon Trading, Zaner Group, and Interactive Brokers are some possibilities. Access to data is conditioned upon opening an account. Second, several independent data providers offer fee-based data connections that work well with Ensign: eSignal, DTN (IQFeed), TraderBytes, and BarCharts.

Current Services

Dow Mini Group Instruction

“Watch and Learn”

Description: Explore the E-mini Dow by observing price activity and listening to timely commentary. Trading opportunities are identified in conjunction with book content. Instructional emphasis is placed upon approaching the market with a risk-conscious outlook, interpreting Dow Mini charts correctly, and responding to potential trades in preplanned ways using our methods.
Format: Zoom webinar (Participants remain anonymous. Questions for the instructor may be submitted via text chat.)
Schedule: Tuesdays, 8:00-10:30 a.m. CT, Sept. 13–Nov. 29 (12 weeks)
Prerequisite: Book purchase
Fee: $225.00 USD (30 hours, $7.50 per hour of training)
Registration: Closed until the next series

Strongly Recommended
As a meaningful supplement to group instruction, purchase of our Dow Mini modular courses  is encouraged (YM Methods I, YM Methods II). These courses contain extensive video commentary, notes, and references that heighten understanding of the 10 fundamental trading methods in the first section of our book. Access to the modular courses is substantially discounted for group instruction participants. You will receive discount codes once you pay for Dow Mini Group Instruction.

Dow Mini Group Mentoring

“Train and Gain”

Description: Learn to apply your knowledge of our day trading book and the Dow Mini market in this hands-on educational experience. As market activity evolves each day, question-and-answer is used as an important means of helping you think and act as an effective day trader. Each group participant is expected to interact in a verbal manner.
Format: Zoom webinar (Participants remain semi-anonymous. Verbal interaction occurs with the instructor. Seating is limited.)
Schedule: Thursdays, 8:00-10:30 a.m. CT, Oct. 6–Nov. 10 (6 weeks)
Prerequisites: Book purchase, simultaneous Dow Mini Group Instruction enrollment, discounted modular course purchases (YM Methods I, YM Methods II), and instructor permission
Fee: $165.00 (15 hours, $11.00 per hour of training)
Registration: Closed until the next series

Special Note
Dow Mini Group Mentoring is an add-on to Dow Mini Group Instruction. To participate in mentoring, you must sign up for both services simultaneously. This option is available on the registration form.

FREE charting templates for Ensign Software users

  1. Standard templates contain settings described in our day trading book and may be adjusted by the user. Functionality permitted beyond Dow Mini training.
  2. Premium templates contain added features that are functional only as long as you are enrolled in Dow Mini Group Instruction or Dow Mini Group Mentoring. Access to chart settings is not permitted.

Frequently-Asked Question

Why don’t you meet every day of the week?

With Dow Mini training, our educational sessions are limited to one or two days per week. This gives each participant sufficient time to think, study, and practice independently of others. Effectiveness in day trading ultimately rests upon your ability to perform well on your own. So, we build this important component into the learning process.


To register for services in our Dow Mini Training Room, please begin by selecting your desired training service. Then, provide the information requested. Once registration is complete, we will send you a payment link.

As part of the registration process, you will be asked to verify that you purchased Day Trading the Dow Mini: A Practical Guide for Market Participation (Third Edition, 2021). If needed, be sure to provide the order number from your book purchase and the date of purchase in the book verification box.

Please purchase the book before registering for a service in the Dow Mini Training Room.